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James Kay


17th Machine Gun Company

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Nigra Italica
  • Planted By: Mrs. H. Kay
  • Plaque: 1221

Additional Info

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James Alexander Kay was born in Learmonth and lived in Burrumbeet. He was 23 years old, single, and a farmer when he enlisted on 23rd September 1916. He joined the 6th Machine Gun Company, with Regimental No. 465. He was appointed Lance Corporal during training. Later he was transferred to the 24th Machine Gun Cqmpany. He was killed in action near Zonnebeke, Belgium on 29th July 1917, and buried in the Oxford Road Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.
Tree No. 1221

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour